SPOs deliver services to the client directly and/or operate a building where care is provided. These organizations are usually incorporated entities, and can be one of the following: a non-profit organization, a corporation/organization, a municipal government or an aboriginal organization.
Home care services are usually provided by service provider organizations but may also be obtained family-funded providers. Home care organizations include home health providers; community support providers; staffing and family-funded providers; and companies specializing in medical equipment and supplies, pharmaceuticals, and drug infusion therapy.
Home care services generally are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Depending on the client's needs, these services may be provided by an individual or a team of staff working on a part-time, intermittent, hourly, or shift basis